Community DevelopmentNews

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY – The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), and the Village of Mayville invite all local residents, business owners, and stakeholders to learn about the draft Master Plan for Lakeside Park and the West Lake Road (SR 394) corridor, and provide your feedback on the Mayville Strategic Waterfront Activation effort.

The Village of Mayville’s Lakeside Park is a community resource with cultural, recreational, and scenic value. The historic train depot, boat launch, beach, floating stage, and other amenities have established Lakeside Park as a local and regional asset. However, park facilities have degraded over time and some of the properties surrounding the park are underutilized. There is a growing need to assess Lakeside Park and the West Lake Road (SR 394) corridor, and identify necessary and opportune improvements. The objectives of this effort are to understand the existing conditions within and surrounding Lakeside Park, collect public input to identify key issues and opportunities, and develop a Master Plan for facility enhancements and funding opportunities. The Plan is intended to identify improvements that could be achieved within a 5-10 year timeframe, and to support the Village and County in pursuing grant funding to implement such improvements.

Mayor Shearer stated, “It has been such a pleasure working with Barton and Loguidice and Chautauqua County and Partnership for Economic Growth on this important project for the residents and guests of Mayville. Everyone did a great job getting people involved in the project. The Village of Mayville is very excited to get the input of its residents on the next steps for the waterfront development plan. We all know we have a diamond in the rough in Lakeside Park and it is time to polish that diamond.”

“I’m really pleased that the Partnership for Economic Growth and County could work closely with the Village of Mayville to develop a conceptual plan to activate their waterfront,” said Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Growth and CCIDA CEO. “While the Mayville waterfront is currently beautiful and active, there is certainly untapped potential to do even more to improve the quality of life for existing residents, as well as attract more tourists to visit the area and improve the economic viability of the area. Barton & Loguidice has done a tremendous job in garnering community input, which is translating directly to projects and design elements for the park.”

Rebecca Wurster, Planning Coordinator for the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth stated, “We have received extensive input from the community and I am excited to unveil the draft projects that have come from the community survey and interactive map. This public meeting will be an opportunity for the community to give feedback on the proposed projects and guide the development of the master plan.”

Please join us on Monday, April 25th at the Carlson Community Center (located at Lakeside Park) at 5:30 pm. A presentation on the community surveys and project input that shaped the draft plan will be given, followed by community feedback through an open house setting. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! For additional project information, please visit the project website:

If you would like more information about this project, please contact Rebecca Wurster, Planning Coordinator at